Horse Shoe Layout

Horse Shoe Layout #1



Difficulty: Easy

The Horse Shoe is a classic layout. It is more advanced than the three-domino reading, yet simpler than most other layouts. It is a versatile method that can be used for most queries, though there are other layouts which would go into more depth. Like the simple Past, Present, and Future layout, it contains these dominoes in positions #1, #2, and #7, but also has four other dominoes that help the reader understand how to deal with the future better. The dominoes are to be read as follows:

  1. The Past: Past events affecting the question.
  2. The Present: The current state or approaching influence.
  3. Hidden Influences: Things the reader may not be aware of (or barely be aware of).
  4. Obstacles: This is the challenge: obstacles may be avoided or may have to be dealt with.
  5. External Influences: Attitudes and thoughts regarding people around the reader.
  6. Suggestions: Recommended course of action.
  7. Outcome: The result of following the suggestions.









Your Horse Shoe Reading


Hidden Influences

  External Influences

The Present


The Past

  The Outcome






The Past Card represents past events that are affecting the question.



You will hear good news from a friend. Fame and fortune shall increase should you accept their help. Your actions will be successful if you allow yourself to hear their words.





The Present Card represents the current state or immediately approaching influence.



This sign indicates great stability, and that projects already begun will meet with success. Generally, a favourable sign, the only problem may be a delay in travel, as this is a sign of staying in one place.





Hidden Influences - Things that you may not be aware of, or barely be aware of.



This sign indicates a growth in popularity. There may be fighting, but you will be victorious. Fame may yield fast wealth or fortune in smaller scattered pieces. If dispelling ghosts, you will be successful if you offer small gifts such as tea.












Obstacle - This is the challenge.



Bathing in nectar, your happiness shall increase. Friends and wealth will build up substantially. Prospects are good for all things. Your agility will be impressive – quick like a slippery fish. It will be very beneficial should you seek visions in peaceful fire rituals.





External Influences - Attitudes about this situation from people around the querent.



The sign of 'The Stainless Sky' suggests that you should listen carefully to the spirits of the air. Your mind should be cleansed of impure thoughts. This sign also suggests that to retain friends or wealth, small offerings should be made. Generally, this is an average sign, neither bad nor good.





Suggestion - The recommended course of action.�



Also known as 'the wish-fulfilling cow', this sign indicates an increase in happiness. It may appear that an evil spirit has recently attacked you, but this is not the case. You should be content to know that this setback was necessary, as it is sometimes necessary to take a step back in order to take two steps forward.





The Outcome - What will happen if the suggestion is followed.



The eye of transcendental wisdom shall open. The advice of a good friend should be followed, and this will prove very beneficial. Scrying rituals will be fruitful.






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